Development / Art on the Rocks Internship

The Development / Art On The Rocks intern will assist with and learn how to plan a large-scale museum event. Art on the Rocks provides new and unique opportunities to educate and engage 1,000+ visitors and promote the museum as a source of exploration and entertainment. The night is filled with vibrant fashion shows, creative gallery tours, daring dance performances, magic, art making, and live music.

Length: Approximately 12 weeks

Terms: Summer (May-July)

Education: College Junior or higher with 3.0 GPA, preferred

Area of Study: Public or Arts Administration, Marketing and Public Relations, Music Management and Business

Time Commitment: Dependent on school requirements, averaging 10-20 hours a week. Must be available the weeks of each event.


  • Working alongside the Development Events Manager to prepare for each event by assisting with all logistics including, but not limited to:
    • Nurturing partnerships with local businesses and artists
    • Performer hospitality
    • Day-of building set up
    • Creating various print materials and crafts
  • Recruit, manage, prepare, and schedule volunteers for each event, including orientation, mass emails, running software, day-of check in
  • Maintain Art On The Rocks general email address
  • Assist with all social media for event
  • Assist with creation and distribution of various marketing materials
  • Other duties as assigned or requested


  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Highly reliable, responsible, and flexible
  • Good time management and willingness to work nontraditional hours
  • Experience with Google Apps suite, Microsoft Office suite, the internet and social media
  • High level of interest in event management and creative programming

Other Information:

In your personal statement, be sure to explain what aspect of this internship you are most interested in and how this internship will help you reach your future career goals.

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